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Margo Goodhand - MGB Media. Victoria, BC, CA

Margo Goodhand

Journalist | MGB Media

Victoria, BC, CANADA

Margo Goodhand has years of experience in media and communications, change management and public engagement.





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Margo Goodhand was editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal from 2013 until January of 2016. In 2007, she became the first woman to be named editor-in-chief of the Winnipeg Free Press, a post she held until the summer of 2012. She is currently vice-chair of the National Newspaper Board of Governors, and a founding patron of Centenary Newspapers of Canada/Association des Journaux Centenaires du Canada. She has been an itinerary media panelist for CBC TV's The National with Peter Mansbridge since 2013.

Industry Expertise (8)

Media - Print

Media - Online

Writing and Editing

Corporate Leadership

Management Consulting

Public Relations and Communications


Social Media

Areas of Expertise (11)





Online Journalism

Copy Editing

Change Management & Strategic Planning

Community Engagement


Publishing and Creative Writing

Public Speaking and Leadership

Accomplishments (3)

Distinguished Alumna, University of Winnipeg (professional)

Honoured in 2011

"The women we love" (professional)

Profile written by Stevie Cameron for Chatelaine Magazine's list of 2009, following the Winnipeg Free Press's winning of the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Excellence in Journalism award. The paper won the award twice, and was a finalist three times.

YWCA Woman of Distinction award (professional)

In communications and media.

Education (3)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management: DEP, Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, Board Governance

Will graduate in November 2016.

Langara College: One-year post-degree program, Journalism

University of Winnipeg: BA, Political Science/English


Affiliations (2)

  • Vice-chair National Newspaper Board of Governors
  • Founding patron Centenary Newspapers Association of Canada

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Media Appearances (2)

A long-time Edmonton Journal fan/critic weighs in

Edmonton Journal  online


“I want the end of this story!” she says, brandishing a page from an Aug. 31 Journal. It’s one of those pages that make editors cringe – a feature on the Toronto Blue Jays that trails off, mid-quote. Ouch. This is one reader you don’t mess with.

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The National Media Watch panel

CBC-TV  tv


A Media Watch panel.

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Event Appearances (3)

Opening plenary – What the heck is happening to journalism?

Canadian Association of Journalists  Edmonton, AB


Panel moderator; Sexual assault and the law, and Bedrooms of the Nation

Building Empathy, Conquering Apathy symposium  NAIT and Grant McEwan Colleges


CBC's The Current, with Anna Maria Tremonti

The Current


Partnerships (1)


Knight Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation/Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Foundation secured Knight Foundation funding to help establish the country's first Community News project, dedicated to citizen journalism. We offered classes out of the groundbreaking Winnipeg News Cafe.

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Articles (2)

Above the Fold

The Walrus Magazine


A personal summary of the last 25 years of journalism in Canada.

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Winnipeg set to tackle homelessness

Winnipeg Free Press


After a year of work on Winnipeg's homelessness task force, an explanation of the project and its mission.

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